- Narrated by: Jennifer Jewell
- Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
- Release date: 09-19-23
What We Sow By Jennifer Jewell AudioBook summary
An insightful, personal, and timely exploration into the wonderful world of seeds.
In What We Sow, Jennifer Jewell brings listeners on an insightful year-long journey exploring the outsize impact one of nature’s smallest manifestations—the simple seed. She examines our skewed notions where “organic” seeds are grown and sourced, reveals how giant multinational agribusiness has refined and patented the genomes of seeds we rely on for staples like corn and soy, and highlights the efforts of activists working to regain legal access to heirloom seeds that were stolen from Indigenous peoples and people of color. Throughout, listeners are invited to share Jewell’s personal observations as she marvels at the glory of nature in her Northern California hometown. She admires at the wild seeds she encounters on her short daily walks and is amazed at the range of seed forms, from cups and saucers to vases, candelabras, ocean-going vessels, and airliners.